16 Kit-Kat flavors you will only find in Japan
Along with its crazy selection of Doritos flavors, Japan is also known for its incredible variety of Kit-Kats. This month, they even opened an entire store in Tokyo dedicated to providing people with Kit-Kats created by gourmet chefs, including seasonal flavors, limited edition flavors, and even flavors based on local delicacies and sold in specific regions. To celebrate Kit-Kats in all their glory, let's take a look at 16 flavors found only in Japan.
Photo credits: Kotaku
16. Red Bean Sandwich
14. Brown Sugar Syrup
13. Edamame Soybean
12. Hojicha Roasted Tea
10. Shinshu Apple
9. Matcha-Green Tea
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7. Citrus Golden Blend
6. Blueberry Cheesecake
5. Cinnamon Cookie
3. Hot Japanese Chili
2. Purple Sweet Potato
1. Koi Kinako - Dark Soy Flour flavur, Limited Edition
The popularity of Kit-Kats in Japan stems largely from the fact that the Japanese pronounce Kit Kat as ‘kitto katto キットカット,’ which sounds like ‘kitto katsu きっと勝つ,’ which means ‘you'll surely win.’ As a result, people often give Kit-Kats to students taking tests and to friends and family who need a little extra luck.
Personally, I'm a little afraid of the wasabi and hot Japanese chile flavors, but would be totally down for trying the red bean and purple sweet potato Kit-Kats. Which flavors would you try? Comment below!